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  1. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement, Battery and SD Card: step 1, image 1 of 2 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement, Battery and SD Card: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a fingernail, or plastic opening tool, into the cutout on the back cover and pry outward to remove.

  2. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 2 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Pull the battery out of the phone.

    • Remove the SD Card by sliding the card out as shown.

  3. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement, Flex Cable: step 3, image 1 of 2 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement, Flex Cable: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the twelve 2mm JIS #00 screws from the mid-frame.

  4. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the antenna extender from the bottom.

  5. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 2 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Using your fingers, remove the mid-frame.

  6. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front and rear cameras from the motherboard.

    • Remove the cameras from the phone.

  7. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry up the front facing speaker and remove it from the phone.

  8. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the LCD from the motherboard with a plastic opening tool.

  9. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard form the display housing.

    • Remove the motherboard from the phone.

  10. LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 LG Tribute HD Display Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use your fingers to remove the flex cables from the phone.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Just a note that the flex cables are stuck pretty well to the case. I didn’t rip them but I used a little heat from a hair dryer to soften the glue a bit.

christophergosnell - Reply

I somewhat agree with christophergosnell on this one but I did manage to lift up the ribbon cables using both my fingernails and a small, then, flat head screwdriver at just the right points. there is also a ribbon cable near the bottom of the phone that I had to transplant that is shown but you don’t include a picture of you even attempting to remove it. I didn’t pay attention what it connected to but I just made sure it went in the same spot on the new screen assembly. Other then that a pretty decent guide.

Robert Surles - Reply

Many thanks to the previous comments! The guide is very helpful but could use more detail. I missed the ribbon at the bottom and couldn’t figure out why my speaker wasn’t working. I spent two hours taking the speaker in and out and re-bending the contacts to improve the connection until I checked the comments here and noticed the other ribbon. It was hard to get off so I used a heat gun on low just long enough to soften the glue and then I was finally able to get it off. This solved the speaker problem and all is working well.

James Stephens - Reply

I also used a blow dryer for heat , and small jewellers screwdriver to transfer the ribbons. I also used a magnifying glass

dartswinger70 - Reply

I have reassembled my phone, and it works! Success!. Yes, the disassembly was going smooth, until the ribbon transfer. That's when I stopped, read the comments about using a hair dryer for heat etc. It also helps to have the tools shown in the pic, or very small jewellers screwdriver set like in eyeglasses repair kits.

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